Floral Ruffle Shift Dress: River Island
Vintage Western Sandals: Topshop
Mini Chain Messenger Bag: Zara

Sometimes a dress comes along that makes you shave your legs and forget all about your breastfeeding-in-a-dress woes (it’s next to impossible in something like this unless you want to flash everyone) so give a warm welcome to what I hope will be the first of many dresses that make me feel like the dancing lady emoticon. Sure it’s not red but it’s certainly full of ruffles which are incidentally all over the high street right now, although I must admit I was an earlier adopter picking this dress up in June. Paired simply with man repelling sandals and my favourite Chanel inspired cross body bag this ensemble is perfect for occasions where you’ve gotta get your shimmy on, in fact this floral print beauty is fast becoming the birthday dress with outings at Sadies first party and my mums al fresco birthday gathering yesterday. After all the upheaval of July Sundays birthday soiree was the perfect anecdote – we enjoyed prosecco and devoured possibly the tastiest and lightest Sunday roast I’ve enjoyed in a long time. The location? Brocco on the Park, a seriously well done boutique hotel and restaurant which is just a hop, skip and a jump from my abode. If you live in Sheffield I suggest you visit for beyond tasty fodder pronto or if you’re visiting the city of steel this would be sleepover perfection. I’d happily stay there myself and I only live up the road which says a lot for this beautifully decorated and welcoming home from home.

Brocco on the Park love aside I’m welcoming August with open arms – a new month signals a fresh start and I’m hoping the eighth month of the year will bring a lot more joy and happiness than the previous. This week is already looking promising with a trip to Yorkshire Sculpture Park on the cards, a long overdue hair appointment (you’re incredibly polite if you haven’t noticed my root situation) and a Topshop personal shopping appointment because what else do you do when you need a dress fit for God parent duties? I may already have my eye on the Amy ankle boots which give more than just a nod to Givenchy and a pink ruffled sweatshirt (can you tell I like a ruffle?) which has worryingly disappeared from the website, fingers crossed the lovely Lucy can find me one in store.

What are you looking forward to this August? Do you enjoy ruffles as much as me?

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